Comparison of vacuum and non-vacuum urine tubes for urinary sediment analysis


Topcuoglu C., Sezer S., Kosem A., Ercan M., Turhan T.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL & LABORATORY INVESTIGATION, vol.77, no.8, pp.592-594, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00365513.2017.1371324
  • Title of Journal : SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL & LABORATORY INVESTIGATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.592-594

Abstract

Urine collection systems with aspiration system for vacuum tubes are becoming increasingly common for urinalysis, especially for microscopic examination of the urine. In this study, we aimed to examine whether vacuum aspiration of the urine sample has any adverse effect on sediment analysis by comparing results from vacuum and non-vacuum urine tubes. The study included totally 213 urine samples obtained from inpatients and outpatients in our hospital. Urine samples were collected to containers with aspiration system for vacuum tubes. Each sample was aliquoted to both vacuum and non-vacuum urine tubes. Urinary sediment analysis was performed using manual microscope. Results were evaluated using chi-square test. Comparison of the sediment analysis results from vacuum and non-vacuum urine tubes showed that results were highly concordant for erythrocyte, leukocyte and epithelial cells (gamma values 1, 0.997, and 0.994, respectively; p<.001). Results were also concordant for urinary casts, crystals and yeast (kappa values 0.815, 0.945 and 1, respectively; p<.001). The results show that in urinary sediment analysis, vacuum aspiration has no adverse effect on the cellular components except on casts.